Transportation

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Slow Sales of EVs Create Doubt about Size of Market

Two new cars, the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt – a battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle respectively – may together,…
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New Coolant is a Cool Global Warming Fighter

Coming soon to a car AC near you: a cooler coolant. The Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a new chemical that can drastically…

All Vehicles are Electric Vehicles – Here’s Why

Critics are often quick to point out that car companies are somewhat disingenuous when they use the phrase “zero emissions vehicle” when promoting…

Huge Maersk Triple-E Ships Get “E” for Effort, and Expense

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, is building a fleet of the world’s largest container vessels—a deal that includes 10 firm…

The Short Sea Shipping Option: Short-Sighted?

It’s entirely possible that short sea shipping, long touted as an economically viable and environmentally sound option for transporting domestic cargo and products,…
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Information Goes a Long Way in Motivating Sustainable Transportation

By David Gaker While emissions from the passenger transportation sector can be reduced through increasing the fuel efficiency of the vehicle fleet or…
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Is There Enough Lithium to Meet Obama’s EV Goal?

By Phil Covington In his State Of The Union address on January 25th, President Obama set a goal of putting one million electric…
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The Home Depot Foundation Selects Two Cities for Sustainability Program

In 2002, The Home Depot created The Home Depot Foundation which supports non-profit organizations that are “dedicated to creating and preserving healthy and…
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Ford’s Sustainability Blueprint: Sustainable Mobility

Ford calls its sustainability report for the 2009/10 period the “future at work,” and for a relatively short 8-page document, it outlines a…
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The Chevy Volt Named North American Car of the Year

Last week, Enterprise announced that it will now offer consumers the Chevy Volt by the end of January, starting in California. As if…
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Electrifying Caltrain’s Baby Bullet

It was 7:03 am, a cold morning in San Jose when the train whistle blew and there was an announcement for the 7:03…
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Enviro Group Battles to Halt Offshoring of Carbon Pollution

A broad coalition of conservation and clean energy groups, including Earthjustice, the Washington Environmental Council and The Sierra Club want to stop a…
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With Electric Vehicles Come New Acronyms

BY Phil Covington Every industry loves its acronyms and the electric vehicle business is no exception. As a new wave of electric vehicles…
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La La Land: Will Los Angeles Ever Embrace Sustainability?

As a born and raised Angelino, I can not express how many times I have been shocked and appalled at how uninterested my…
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Video Interview: Sharon Nunes of IBM’s Smart City Strategy and Solutions

Managing our planet’s limited resources is vital for realizing a sustainable future.  Many large scale human systems that interact with our planet need…